Partially exposed junction box on new fixture

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Old 01-11-12, 12:49 PM
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Partially exposed junction box on new fixture

I just replaced a wall light fixture in my bathroom and the base of the new fixture is oval and narrow doesn't fully cover the old junction box. Would it be safe to patch and paint over the exposed area (and if so, what is the best method?) or do I start from scratch with a new, bigger fixture?
 
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Old 01-11-12, 12:53 PM
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Why not install a medallion under the base of the fixture to cover the space?
 
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Old 01-11-12, 12:57 PM
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It's a wall fixture. I've never seen medallions installed on walls (ceilings only) but thats a thought.
 
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Old 01-11-12, 12:58 PM
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You can't patch and paint over a junction box. If the medallion idea does not work for you, I would look into whether you can use a different junction box. If so, you could then patch and paint the hole left behind.
 
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Old 01-11-12, 02:44 PM
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A fixture made for use in the US should cover a standard 3" or 4" octagon/round box. Do you have some other kind of box? Or was this an Ebay purchase or an antique? Could you post pictures of the fixture and your Jbox. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...-pictures.html
 
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